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Finding meaning after a stroke

Ever since I can I remember, playing basketball was my passion. My parents divorced at a young age, and both of my parents worked multiple jobs to support my younger brother Jonathan and I. As a result we spent a lot of our childhood alone. Subsequently, we both developed defense mechanisms to deal with the isolation and instability of a broken family. My method of escapism was playing basketball. No matter how many challenges life through at me, I could always escape the day to day…

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Added by Kyle Reynolds on September 30, 2014 at 7:56am — No Comments

Why Are Brain Injury Survivors Told to Sit in the Back of the Bus?

Posted by Second Chance to Live on March 10, 2014

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to have you around my table. Several days ago I wrote the above article. In the article I shared some of my thoughts…

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Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on March 10, 2014 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Day 3 with Dad

I wish I had happier news that Dad had turned the corner and things looked up, but that was not to be.

Reluctant Heart had promised to meet with Richard, Dad, and I FIRST thing this morning to decide on Hospice; he chose not to show up until late morning.  He told us he wasn’t ready for Dad to go, I was standing by Dad’s side, holding his hand, looking at his unresponsive body and said, “But Dad is.”

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Added by Resilient Heart on May 18, 2013 at 9:47am — No Comments

Days 1 and 2 with Dad

I was relieved and glad to get to see Dad myself, there was no peace of mind like it.

Dad has been through a lot, his eyes were not shiny blue as we knew them to be.  They were  overcast and that may have been due to head trauma from the seizures.  Dad knew I was there, I watched his breathing change as did his eyes.  He was still in there, just unable to talk.

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Added by Resilient Heart on May 18, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

A Little Black and Blue Heart

Some of the losses we deal with on this path with TBI cannot be measured...

http://resilientheart.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/a-little-black-and-blue-heart/

Added by Resilient Heart on February 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

What is Awareness All About?

I know where I have been and what I have been through to get to where I am today. I also know that I am not alone and that possibly millions of people have had similar experiences of 'falling through the net' and feeling as though they have lost their soul...

A couple of years ago I wrote a book about how life works. Some would call it a 'spiritual' book, but, for me, it was simply about stating experience and my understanding. I sent the first three chapters to 'Hay House' - the…

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Added by Annie Ricketts on February 7, 2013 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Quick Update

WOW was life ever easier when I all I had to was run and talk. Now I have to work!! I like my job. It's something that comes easy to me, I am outdoors, I get to deal with people and there is just enough excitement in it to make interesting without to demanding. My co workers are good and the location is good. The only issue is the pay is not great. 

I will keep my eyes open for something a little more financialy secure but for now I am not just trying to budget the new work…

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Added by David McGuire on April 18, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

VestFriend & Tactical Self Defense

Wow what a crazy week. I don't know where to start. I was able to get some hours in as a security guard with Maluco Security at the Model United Nations . This was a four days of work and it went till about 2 am or so.



I was very impressed Maluco, they were professional, organized, and filled with experts in there field. The staff were…

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Added by David McGuire on March 20, 2012 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

My Float Tank Expierence

 

I had my first experience in a float tank (Isolation tank) yesterday. I have been on a bit of a search as of late to find new ways to “work out” my brain. I mean if I can run across the Country, if I can complete an Ironman, if I can bush my physical limits. What will happen if I push my cognitive limits?

I have worked out my brain with programs, from simple things like Sudoku, Rubik’s cubes, Luminosity and lots of…

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Added by David McGuire on March 18, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Encouragement: Ugo Bassi Quote

"Measure thy life by loss instead of gain, 

Not by the wine drunk, but the wine poured forth,

For love's strength standeth in love's sacrifice,

And whoso suffers most hath most to give."…

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Added by Resilient Heart on March 3, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Farewell to a friend: RIP Thomas William Weese AKA Totemwood Tommy

[This post, this blessed, difficult post has been a long, long time in coming.  I have wrestled with it, mulled it over in my head, let it rest, wrote and re-wrote countless times.  As with all things TBI, emotions zap us of precious energy.  Oftentimes, the feelings just need to be until the TBIer finds strength.]

My first recollection of Tommy was at Brain Injury support group in Bremerton.  He, with the help of the group facilitators, led the group on an interesting exploration…
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Added by Resilient Heart on March 1, 2012 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

Living with a brain injury and Learning to Put the Pieces of the Puzzle Together

 

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Over the Thanksgiving weekend I created a group on Face Book – the Second Chance to Live Group. After looking for an avatar that would best illustrate and convey what the efforts of brain injury survivors are like, I decided on this particular symbol. The avatar shows two pieces of a puzzle that two people are…

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Added by Craig J. Phillips MRC, BA on November 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Running in a Snow Storm.

Running into a Snow Storm by temporallobe at Garmin Connect - Details



www.runtoremember.com to see the pics from today. (when I use my cell phone to connect to the internet it doesn't allow me to upload pics. Sorry)



Weather: Low of -7c High of -1c (19.4 F to 30.2F)Lightly cloudy until the snow storm.

Distance for today: 39.04 km (24.25 mi)

Total Distance to Date: 7270.75 kl (4525.53 mi)

Song of the Day: Seal Team… Continue

Added by David McGuire on November 16, 2011 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Grinding through Grindrod

Grindrod Through Encerby and Armstrong by temporallobe at Garmin Connect - Details



www.runtoremember.com to see pics.



Weather: Low of -4c High of 4c (24.8F to 39.2F)Lightly cloudy

Distance for today: 39.99 km (24.85 mi)

Total Distance to Date: 7231.71kl (4501.28 mi)

Song of the Day: Seal Team Six Memoirs of An Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin



Little sick today, however we… Continue

Added by David McGuire on November 15, 2011 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Hello Kamloops!!

Running Through Kamloops by temporallobe at Garmin Connect - Details



www.runtoremember.com to see pics and links



Weather: Low of 1c High of 6c (33.8F to 42.8F)Lightly cloudy

Distance for today: 31.78 km (19.74 mi)

Total Distance to Date: 7191.72 kl (4476.43 mi)

Song of the Day: CBC Radio!! Need to download another Audio Book.



We got up and headed to the Kamloops Brain Injury Society. We met up with Mayor… Continue

Added by David McGuire on November 14, 2011 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Two day's of Marathons in One Blog Post

Salmon Arm through Sorrento to Chase by temporallobe at Garmin Connect - Details



Weather: Low of -2c High of 3c (28.4F to 37.4F) Mild rain all day.

Distance for today: 39.52 km (24.56 mi)

Total Distance to Date: 7191.72 kl (4476.43 mi)

Song of the Day: "The Dead Hand" David E Hoffman Audio book. It's about the cold war.

Woke up and met Deputy Mayor Kevin Flynn Salmon Arm at McGuire Lake!!





Deputy Mayor of Salmon Arm Kevin… Continue

Added by David McGuire on November 13, 2011 at 11:13pm — No Comments

A No Blog Blog Post.

No blog entry for today. Nothing to worry about it's just past 10:08pm and we are just ending the day. It was a great day and lot's happened. So much that I am exasperated and need to sleep.

Added by David McGuire on November 12, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Remembrance Day Run

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/127995602#.Tr3XiUoDh2g.blogger



Weather: Low of 3c High of 7c (37.4F to 44.6F) Mild rain all day.

Distance for today: 41.00km (25.47 mi)

Total Distance to Date: 7150.2 kl (4451.87 mi)

Song of the Day: "The Dead Hand" David E Hoffman Audio book. It's about the cold war.

Today's run is dedicated to the men and women who serve in the Arm Forces. Many of… Continue

Added by David McGuire on November 11, 2011 at 6:38pm — 1 Comment

Wow Another Marathon!!

Wow Another Marathon Done!! by temporallobe at Garmin Connect - Details



 

  • Weather: Low of 3c High of 10c (37.4F to50F) 
  • Distance for today: 42.19 km (26.21…
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Added by David McGuire on November 10, 2011 at 8:07pm — No Comments

One Eventful Day

One Eventful Day by temporallobe at Garmin Connect - Details

 

 

 

  • Weather: Low of 0c High of 2c (32F to35.6F) 
  • Distance for today: 33.29 km (20.69 mi) …
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Added by David McGuire on November 9, 2011 at 9:07pm — 1 Comment

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